Free with Annual Pass
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
(no classes on Dec. 24 or 31)
Drop in price $4.00 – First class is free
Instructor: Darren Villenueve
This class is open to anyone interested in learning the principles of t'ai chi, qigong and mindful movement but is designed especially for people who might find traditional t'ai chi classes too demanding. If you have balance issues or might have trouble moving and being on your feet for a full hour, join us for this invigorating and relaxing half hour session. Exercises will include seated, standing, and walking exercises and will be personalized to meet the needs of each class. Exercises will include selected movements from t'ai chi, 8 Methods Qigong, Mindful Movement, the Five Animal Forms and other traditions.
Darren has been studying and sharing his enthusiasm for this art for over twenty years.
Free with Annual Pass
Sessions: Mondays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 & Jan. 6 - Mar. 10, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 & Jan. 8 - Mar. 12 , 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
$50.00/session or $90.00 for both sessions – No dropins
Instructor: Shannon Rackowski
This 30-minutes exercise class is geared for individuals wanting to lose 50 or more pounds. During each 10-week session, the classes will be built on progression to improve balance, cardio, flexibility, toning, and weight loss. Focus will be on a healthier you, not just weight loss, with looking at weight loss as a level of fitness and as a means to keep weight off.
Fitness specialist, instructor, and personal trainer Shannon Rackowski will train this class.
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Thusdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., & Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
$5.00 drop in
Instructor: Darren Villeneuve
T'ai chi combines slow, flowing movements, guided relaxation and body awareness to improve the health of the mind, the spirit and the body. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Join us for a calming, centering and empowering experience. Darren has been studying and sharing his enthusiasm for this art for over twenty years.
February 11 & 13 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$20.00 for two-night class
Instructor: Clint Murphy
Learn basic techniques to defend yourself in different situations. This class will be part lecture and part hands-on demonstration.
This class will be cancelled if minimum is not reached, so please be sure to preregister.
This will be an ongoing weekly review of basic concepts of the Argentine Tango with emphasis on a different topic each week. Drop ins welcome.
Ages: Birth - 5
$140.00/session (additional siblings $20.00)
Instructor: Debbie and Bruce Cram
We at Do Re Mi by the Sea offer a childhood music and movement program for children and the adults who love them. Our curriculum provides hundreds of familiar and unique songs and musical activities. Our classes are relaxed, playful, and are stimulation for you and your child. Sign up and bring your little "Treble" maker to our music class!
Debbie is retired from a nursing background. Her interest in music and dance goes back to her early teens when she learned to play guitar and loved to sing folk songs. She sang in Sweet Adelines, was secretary for a local music club, violinist in a small weekly music group, and participated in several dance programs.
Zumba, the Latin-based dance and exercise phenomena has taken its moves to the water. Like its land counterpart, Aqua Zumba is fused with all the great Latin beats and sounds, and is pinched with flavors of hip-hop, country, rock, soul, and other ethnic music. Zumba in the water takes on a whole new environment: tempo, range of motion, center of gravity, body weight (10%), and of course, the water’s protective quality with less impact to joints or injuries of an individual. Aqua Zumba will be taught by Shannon Rackowski who has more than 25 years experience in the fitness industry.
Roller Derby is a fun group activity that can provide a great cardio workout.
(Personal protective equipment is recommended).
Monday through Friday
Open Pickleball (for more competitive players): Noon-1pm
Senior/Novice Pickleball (for beginners and those 62+): 1:30pm-2:30pm
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong (table tennis), and racquetball and is played in the small gym at the Recreation Center. It is fast-paced, easy to learn, and FUN for all ages! It is also a great way to exercise and meet new people.
Bring the whole family down for skating in the small gym. Skate sizes are limited so bring your own roller blades (soft wheels and no brakes) or skates if you have them.
*Recreational Skate may be cancelled due to a private rental. Call 541 265-7783 to confirm open skate.
What is geocaching? It is an electronic treasure hunt. All it requires is a GPS device and access to the internet. There are several caches hidden in and around Newport City Parks and public areas. Learn more about this up-and-coming sport at geocaching.com and enjoy geocaching in Newport.
Newport Parks and Recreation - (541)-265-7783